Astronomers in Chile said Wednesday they had caught the first-ever glimpse of a "supermassive" black hole preparing to gorge itself on gas clouds about a billion light years from Earth.
The prevailing theory that mammals only flourished after an asteroid strike wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is doubly wrong, according to a study published Wednesday.
This May 27 photo provided by San Diego Zoo Global shows a male red ruffed lemur that was born on May 18, at the San Diego Zoo's behind-the-scenes Primate Propagation Center.
Ornithologists are flying high after a bird believed to be extinct in Nepal was spotted for the first time in 178 years.
The long-debated question of where dogs first appeared has always been complex, and now a new study suggests it may have two answers.
Disguised as a samurai in kimono and topknot, Italian missionary Giovanni Battista Sidotti stole ashore on a small Japanese island in 1708, daring to enter a land hostile to his Christian creed.
The earliest dated handwritten document from Britain has been unearthed in the heart of London, archeologists announced Wednesday, among a trove of Roman writing tablets revealing the city's commerce-driven beginnings.
The strange, slithery creatures inside Slovenia's Postojna cave were onc e considered living proof that dragons existed, prompting locals to give it a wide berth.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took the leading social network on a new journey Wednesday, with a live-streamed chat with astronauts on the International Space Station.
If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.